Thunderbolt's Scores

  • Games
For 2,015 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 36% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Pokemon Diamond Version
Lowest review score: 10 300: March to Glory
Score distribution:
2,015 game reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is another sad case of a cash-in title that will only appeal to absolute die-hard fans of the Transformers series and in particular the new film.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Maybe the fans will find something enjoyable about controlling their favorite heroes via a randomized deck of cards. For the rest of you, go play some Solitaire. You deserve it.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Quite simply Empire Earth III is a game you should never play in your life. It’s boring, it’s structured as well as the leaning tower of Pisa and in one of the best seasons gaming has ever seen, it really shouldn’t be on the shelves.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A lack of direction within the gameplay and narrative ensures that this is one gamers will overlook like so many before.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    By trying to match up to juggernauts such Gears of War and Halo, Fracture ultimately becomes a prisoner shackled by predictability and poor design.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The art, the audio, the level design, it’s all just sorta “there”, and feels creatively bankrupt.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    So what did it need besides a miracle? Depth. Lots of depth.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's not a bad game, it's just one of the most tediously easy, generic and downright bland games of the year.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Infinite Undiscovery is never particularly awful or broken. The music is excellent, and overall the presentation is pretty solid. It’s just that this is one of those games that seem to drag on even though it’s a relatively short game.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Suspending your disbelief in a theatre is one thing, but engaging in a socially inept character’s seemingly redundant flights of fancy via overtly over-exaggerated mini games is all kinds of messy.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The story is a compelling piece that will drag most bookworms through the many gameplay obstacles, if only to find out what happens at the end, and truth be told it really is worth the wait. Problem is, you could just go and buy the novel and save having the experience marred by a disappointing effort of a game.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There are a couple of decent ideas here, but the game as a whole needs some serious refinement in just about every way to have any hope of standing out in what is a fairly crowded genre.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    LOL
    The “multiplayer only” tag is sure to put many off from considering the purchase at the current time.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    So if you really want to support Code Lyoko, go buy some of the DVDs or watch a marathon. Regardless of what you choose, it’ll be time better spent than with this game.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Using the wind and terrain to your advantage, firing the cannons at the perfect time to launch the perfect assault; it could have been amazing. Disappointingly, with poor A.I, little replay value and poor use of the systems trademark features it’s turns out to be as entertaining as scurvy.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Despite its solid foundations, Velvet Assassin doesn’t have the brute strength to be anything more than a brief distraction for extremely patient, hardcore fans of the traditional stealth genre.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    For a game where the sole mechanic is to draw lines, it’s ironic that not long after starting, you’ll feel like the ink is already starting to run dry.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If the end of the world is anything like that depicted by Stormrise, we can expect our siblings to lose their sense of direction and choose extraordinarily complex systems to order themselves around with. Lord have mercy on our souls.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Another disappointing effort.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The blue stuff could be an analogy for the game at large – unexpected, cool to look at, but utterly, maddeningly infuriating and with little resemblance to what the forces that birthed it set out to achieve.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As it stands, the “athletes” in Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball look like people lost in a vast sea.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you’re determined to see the purchase of the Voralberg toy factory finalized, you’d be better off accompanying Kate Walker on the unabridged PC version.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    From Software’s goals with Ninja Blade appear to have been slim to negligible, and with a considerable portion of fans of the infinitely preferable Ninja Gaiden ready to buy up anything with a similar remit, they’re unlikely to be nearly as disappointed as I am.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A disappointing outing from Mr Esc and his associates, as we’ll be expecting something very different for the next installment.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The whole notion of a scored review seems a little arbitrary in the face of the niche and dedicated fanbase this game will attract, and its attempts at populist window-dressing are virtually pointless because for the rest of us, the whole entity is at its most lenient completely mystifying, and at its most uncompromising utterly impenetrable.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Honestly, Last Remnant is just another JRPG with a fresh coat of paint and a few unfinished ideas.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Shamefully, Fists of Plastic won’t have you reliving your childhood memories for long, as the tiresome challenges and lack of online execution will have you beating yourself up quicker than you can fling your joypad across the room with dragon-punch shaped irritation.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you’ve already completed the main game then Ultor Exposed is nothing more than a diversion, and a relatively expensive one at that.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The difficulty level is almost non-existent, AI is laughable, and there’s little creativity involved with the development of Layle’s powers or the places he explores. Not to mention the headache-inducing backtracking you’ll have to endure. It’s sad, considering how gorgeous some of parts of this game are.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Digested in short bursts there is some stupid amusement to be gleaned, but with the myriad of shortcomings found in the title there are certainly much better ways to get your senseless violence on.